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March is Oyster Month


Throughout the month of March, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar will celebrate the mighty mollusk with weekly chef specials, contests, giveaways, all-you-can-eat oyster night, pints of Emersum Oyster Stout, ad a National Oyster on the Half Shell Day party, and the 4th annual Jax Oyster Eating Contest.



A portion of sales throughout the month, and all revenue generated from the Oyster Eating Contest, will be donated to the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society KC, a local organization that works to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Each week throughout the month, Chef de Cuisine Jeff Dietzler will serve a signature oyster special inspired by oyster-loving cultures from across the globe, as well as an expanded mignonette and raw oyster menu. Among these is the Emersum oyster, cultivated exclusively for Jax Fish House by Virginia's Rappahannock River Oyster Company. The oyster is described by Jax Executive Chef Sheila Lucero as a perfectly balanced oyster with consistently sweet, salty, and creamy qualities that is sustainably grown and harvested at a specific point in the Chesapeake Bay, giving the Emersum its own “merroir.” For every Emersum oyster sold throughout the month, 10¢ will be donated to the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society KC. 
 
On March 1, Jax will tap kegs of Emersum Oyster Stout, brewed by Cinder Block Brewery in Kansas City. Members of staff from Jax joined forces with the brewers to help make this oyster stout. They added shucked Emersum oysters to the mash and then whole oysters—shell and all—to the boil. According to Jax Director of Operations Adam Reed, this process adds more minerality, more mouthfeel, and a subtle brightness to the beer, and makes for an excellent companion to a dozen oysters on the half shell.

Oyster Month festivities will include:

A Dozen Dozens
Guests are entered to win free oysters for a year every time they order a dozen oysters throughout the month of March.

Oyster Specials from Different Regions
Each week Chef de Cuisine Jeff Dietzler will showcase an oyster specialty from a different region:
Week 1 - Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Delaware
Week 2 - New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island
Week 3 - Maine, Mass, PEI
Week 4 - Washington, BC

All You Can Eat Oysters
On Friday, March 2, Jax will have All You Can Eat Emersum Oysters for $35 from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Drink Specials
Select beers from Boulevard Brewing Co. - $3
Tito’s Vodka or Milagro Tequila Oyster Shooters - $5
Emersum Oyster Stout from Cinder Block Brewery - $7

National Oyster on the Half Shell Day
On Saturday, March 31 Jax is celebrating National Oyster on the Half Shell Day with $1.50 Emersum Oysters all night long.

Oyster Eating Contest
Jax’ 4th annual Oyster Eating Contest will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. Teams of 4 will have 2 minutes to consume as many oysters as possible in a timed, judged event. In 2015, the winning team, led by St. Louis-based competitive eater Randy Santel, consumer 152 oysters in 2 minutes. In 2016, local favorites 'The HandCestors”—Carson Coffman, Josh Freeman, Scotty McAvoy, and Tysyn Hartman—won the title.  And in 2017, three-time contestants, team 'Shuck THIS', finally reached the podium under the leadership of team captain Dolly Wood. All charitable proceeds from this year’s contest will benefit the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, KC.

To register your team, please contact Jax Fish House at (816)437-7940, 4814 Roanoke Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, or info@jaxkc.com.



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